Plans and More Plans

Just a quick little post here.

I’ve been working on the way the site looks a little bit. I put in some menus up top to filter my posts by their categories, so if you’re looking for a setting or an adventure it’s just a button click to what you seek. I’m also messing around with the theme and stuff. Let me know what you think, will you?

I also decided to register a personal domain, rpcrpg.com (roleplaycraft.com was sadly taken by a minecraft server) so I can better mess with all that. Anyway, boring stuff.

I’m currently in the process of developing and expanding my Hollypond Vale adventure series into a more complete adventure, more along the lines of the sandbox style of Wine for Idleberry. You might notice that I hid those posts for this reason. I’d like to make this adventure into a downloadable PDF, either for free or as a self-published product through a site like DriveThruRPG. It’s a pretty big endeavor, one that I’m not exactly prepared for. I’m not really sure what program to even use to begin making a role playing book product. Is there something you guys can recommend? I know a lot of you have released some very spiffy PDFs so I’m hoping to learn your secrets. I’m also hoping to avoid photoshop.

If I do go the self-publish and sell route (I’m not sure at all at the moment), then I intend on commissioning art for it. I am blessed to know some great artists, and they will hopefully be glad to be paid to make some art. It really depends on the quality of the adventure itself. If I feel it doesn’t meet the standard of work of something you’d find self-published on a site like DriveThruRPG then I’ll just make a plain PDF and release it for free on here. We shall see!

Anyway, any wisdom or advice you might have for me would be one hundred percent appreciated. Thanks!

Wine for Idleberry II

This is a continuation of the preceding post, Wine for Idleberry Part I. In this adventure, the party is hired and sent north by Lord Ramsus of Idleberry, a minor fiefdom. Their quest is to retrieve any casks of Kellitesian Wine that might be in the ruins of an ancient fort that lies in the Skywhite Mountain Pass.  Part I detailed Oak Hill, a town on the way, as well as the surrounding moors. This part II will detail the ruins of Skywhite Pass.

Adventure: Wine for Idleberry, Part II

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Wine for Idleberry I

This post is my attempt at making a more free form sort of adventure, something that needs to be taken and adapted to whatever system you’re using. Rather than being linear, the focus is on exploration, or having the players act on their own, besides the initial push of putting them on the road north through Oak Hill. This will be a two part post, with the first post detailing Oak Hill and the moorlands of the region. The second post will detail Skywhite Pass and the ruins, though the players may end up going to the ruins straight away, so the two posts aren’t necessarily sequential.

This adventure is pretty simple. I didn’t want to overthink it, or over detail it, wanting instead to practice making something a little more freeform than what I’ve done before with posts on here. You’ll also note that I’ve avoided using ‘boxed text’ or speak a loud text. While I love this text, again I wanted to experiment a bit outside my comfort zone. Also, there’s no maps, as usual.

(Quick note: I’m still working on a discussion post about magic, but it’s taking me awhile, so I took a break to write this. Also, consider contributing to The Greenwheel Carnival post!)

In the minor fiefdom Idleberry, Lord Ramsus is a seeker of rare wines and spirits. He will often find willing hirelings to seek out and deliver to him such treasures as he can find information or rumor of. In this adventure, he has hired out the party of PC’s to travel north, through the town of Oak Hill, to the ruins of an old fort in Skywhite Pass on the very small chance that somewhere within the ruins might be some unbroken casks or bottles of Kellitesian Wine, left over from the centuries dead kingdom of Hertos.

Oak Hill itself, however, has problems of its own, and the ruins aren’t exactly unoccupied…

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Wine for Idleberry, Part I

A System Neutral Role Playing Adventure

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